a real world point of view
|The Final Amendment|
|Main character(s):||Bernice Summerfield|
Seventh Doctor (cameo)
|Main setting:||Earth, 2606|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Producer:||Matthew Cochrane and David Darlington|
|Release date:||October 2007|
|Big Finish - Bernice Summerfield Audio Drama|
|The End of the World||The Wake|
Publisher's summary Edit
Forget the war and death and boring stuff like that with another trip to the Braxiatel Collection!
"A welcome return of an old favourite!" – Earth Empire News
"A moving parable on what it is to be human in these ever-changing times." – BFM
"Glorious, crukking filth! Hooray!" – Moonmaker
"Something of a curate's egg." – Fandomania
Joined by friends old and new, Jason Kane returns for his 15th series! Will Benny find out about him and Bev? Or about him and Adrian? What is the mysterious connection between Joseph and Doggles? Will Brax ever reveal his sinister plans?
And just who the hell is Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart?
- Bernice Summerfield - Lisa Bowerman
- Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart - Sara Carver
- Fiona - Ann Bryron
- Howard - Richard Glaves
- Adrian Wall - Harry Myers
- Irving Braxiatel - Miles Richardson
- Jason Kane - Stephen Fewell
- Joseph - Steven Wickham
- Seventh Doctor - Sylvester McCoy (cameo)
Foods and beverages Edit
- Bernice mentions Chris Cwej and Roz Forrester.
- Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart is a descendant of Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart from the 22nd century.
- Benny mentions that Kadiatu came to her wedding, to which Kadiatu counters "...Sherlock Holmes also came to your wedding; it was hardly an exclusive event...". This was depicted in PROSE: Happy Endings.
- Kadiatu was once Earth's Champion.
Television series Edit
- Hollyoaks: Life on Phobos is broadcast after the Jason Kane Adventures.
- Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart's ship makes a TARDIS like dematerialisation sound.
- This marks the first appearance of the Doctor in a Bernice Summerfield audio drama, albeit in the form of a cameo. Prior to the Sixth Doctor's appearances in the third and fourth series of Jago and Litefoot in the guise of Professor Claudius Dark, it was the only appearance of the Doctor from the proper timeline in any Big Finish audio spin-off series. However, in the interim, two versions of the Sixth Doctor from different alternative timelines appeared in the fourth series of Gallifrey. They were known as the Burner Doctor and Theta Sigma and were featured in AUDIO: Disassembled and AUDIO: Forever respectively.
- Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart first appeared in PROSE: Transit. Benny 'helped' her (with the whole mad psychosis thing) in PROSE: The Also People and they last encountered each other in PROSE: The Dying Days.
- Benny mentions that Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart came to her wedding to Jason in Cheldon Bonniface on 24 April 2010. Kadiatu points out that it was hardly an exclusive event, given that Sherlock Holmes also attended. (PROSE: Happy Endings)
- Benny has been to the Undercity before in PROSE: Original Sin (which is in the 'future') which she and Kadiatu have both seen.
Adventures of Jason Kane and Bernice Summerfield - TV series Edit
In the TV series excerpts there are several references to previous stories:
- The Oracle of the Lost and Bernice's cancer: PROSE: Tears of the Oracle
- The effects of her cancer and the Mary-Sue: PROSE: Return to the Fractured Planet
- The TV Jason says he deals in PROSE: Death and Diplomacy
- Irving Braxiatel and his plans: AUDIO: The Crystal of Cantus
- Official The Final Amendment page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of The Final Amendment at the Doctor Who Reference Guide